Dictionary.com

promptness

[ prompt-nis ]
/ ˈprɒmpt nɪs /
Save This Word!

noun
the fact of being done, delivered, etc., at once or without delay: I appreciated his promptness in paying off the $10,000, as the company couldn't afford to carry such a big debt for long.
the fact or habit of being on time; punctuality: Washington's promptness extended even to his mealtimes; he ate dinner each day at exactly 4 o'clock, even if guests had not yet arrived.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of promptness

OTHER WORDS FROM promptness

o·ver·prompt·ness, nounun·prompt·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use promptness in a sentence

FEEDBACK